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Escape Room

Written by Christopher Edge

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Escape Room Review

Adventure Stories Featured Books for 11+ readers Featured Books for 9+ readers Science Fiction

A game turns into a fight to save the world…

This is a fantastic adventure that drives you on through the sheer need to know what happens next and how Ami and her friends get out of the escape room – or do they fail?

Ami arrives at the Escape Room expecting a game and only once they are locked inside does she realise it’s a great deal more serious and she and her companions are the ones chosen to save the world. As a group of disparate pre-teens, they must learn how to work together quickly so they can solve all the problems they are presented with. There are a series of different games and puzzles to solve – from beating a chess computer to finding a way out of a tomb, until the final showdown in a computer game simulator that seems suddenly to be out in space and the asteroids heading for the ship are real.

By using each character’s strengths the games can be resolved but it is not until the final chapter when a surprising reveal (no spoilers here!) shows there may be a way forward to save the world.

Written with style and the same brilliant originality shown in all Edge’s books this is an adventure unlike others. Full of peril, gains and losses along the way this is an adventure that will be read and read.

Tricia Adams

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The Editor at Nosy Crow says: "A new Christopher Edge is always a brilliant thing and this one is no exception. Full of fascinating ideas, it's also a fast-paced thriller with something for everyone!"

Escape Room Synopsis

The latest mind-blowing novel from award-winning author Christopher Edge, Escape Room is a thrilling adventure that challenges readers to think about what they've done to save the world today.

When twelve-year-old Ami arrives at The Escape, she thinks it's just a game - the ultimate escape room with puzzles and challenges to beat before time runs out. Meeting her teammates, Adjoa, Ibrahim, Oscar and Min, Ami learns from the Host that they have been chosen to save the world and they must work together to find the Answer. But as he locks them inside the first room, they quickly realise this is no ordinary game.

From a cavernous library of dust to an ancient Mayan tomb, a deserted shopping mall stalked by extinct animals to the command module of a spaceship heading to Mars, the perils of The Escape seem endless. Can Ami and her friends find the Answer before it's too late?

With cover illustration by David Dean.

Escape Room Press Reviews

"Escape Room is a super-smart, super-fast read. High pace, high stakes and rip-roaring! MARVELLOUS!”  Julie Pike, author of The Last Spell Breather

“Twisty and mysterious.”  Alastair Chisholm, author of Orion Lost and ADAM-2

“Amazingly inventive, punchy and profound. Unputdownable!”  Darren Simpson, author of The Memory Thieves

“Reads like a Doctor Who adventure.”  A. F. Harrold, author of The Imaginary

“A spine-tingling brain-teaser that will keep you guessing to the very last page. I loved it.”  Patience Agbabi, author of The Infinite

“A tense, terrifying tale with a powerful punch.”  Finbar Hawkins, author of Witch

Praise for Christoper Edge;

“No ordinary author. His stories fizz with ideas, the perfect fodder for the child with more questions than answers.” The Times, Children’s Book of the Week

“A writer of genuine originality … Edge creates strong characters who come alive on the page and he has a thriller writer’s feel for suspense.” The Guardian

“A heart-stopping adventure with thrills and twists.” The Sunday Times

“Quite extraordinary.” The Spectator

“This is the best read I’ve had in ages. Give it to any child you come across.” Lucy Mangan

“No one writes books like Christopher Edge.” Kiran Millwood Hargrave

“This book is out-of-this-world, edge-of-your-seat AMAZING!” Lauren St John

“Eye-poppingly original. Grabs hold of your brain – then tugs at your heart.” Jonathan Stroud

"A writer of genuine originality" - Guardian

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ISBN: 9781788007962
Publication date: 03/02/2022
Publisher: Nosy Crow Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781788007962
Publication date: 3rd February 2022
Author: Christopher Edge
Publisher: Nosy Crow Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 208 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Adventure Stories, Science Fiction
Collections: 2022 Book Preview: Must Read Books To Look Forward To,

About Christopher Edge

Christopher Edge is an writer, freelance publisher and education consultant as well as an accomplished author of children's books. Christopher grew up in Manchester where he spent most of his childhood in the local library dreaming up stories, but now lives in Gloucestershire where he spends most of his time in the local library dreaming up stories. Before becoming a writer, he worked as an English teacher, editor and publisher – any job that let him keep a book close to hand. When not writing, he also works as a freelance publisher and education consultant and has written publications about ...

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